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margerykemp Wed 19-Oct-11 15:03:20

www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/oct/17/self-harm?INTCMP=SRCH
article in Monday's Guardian about this.

For what must be a feminist issue tbh, I haven't seen it mentioned it much on these boards.

I suppose it's because it's a hidden pain and trauma. There should definately be some kind of strategy for tackling it.

mumwithdice Wed 19-Oct-11 15:29:10

I scratch cuts and it never occurred me to that that counted as self-harm until a consultant at the hospital asked me about the lesions on my arms. I said that I had a bad habit of scratching when I got worried and she said. "Ah, so you self-harm" in a matter-of-fact way.

I think it's one of those things that doesn't really interfere with ostensibly female duties. If I scratch, it doesn't really take away my ability to care for DD. So, to reference Caitlin Moran, it's a caring affliction, iyswim.

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